If you’ve sadly found yourself in a home that doesn’t get much natural light, then you should do all you can to brighten your home. Having a bright environment is essential to improve your mood while setting the tone for your everyday routine. You want your home environment to be as positive as possible , this is
especially the case as so many of us are now working from home. If you’re interested, keep reading to find out some tips and tricks on how you can brighten your home.
Use bright accessories
When it comes to brightening your room, we recommend that you opt for light-coloured accessories. If you don’t get much natural light, you shouldn’t be choosing dark accessories for your home. For example, you should choose lighter luxury lampshades rather than darker ones as this can lift the spirit of your home. As well as this, you can place mirrors opposite windows to help reflect the natural light.
Don’t place furniture near the window
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to interior design is placing large and tall items of furniture near the windows. You should be maximising the amount of natural light in your home, not blocking it out. Enhancing our exposure to natural light allows our bodies to produce more Vitamin D and even helps our sleeping patterns. Having a dark home without any natural light could end up affecting your sleep.
Choose smart lighting
More and more homeowners are opting in for smart lighting features to set the tone in their home. Colour changing light bulbs and strip lights can be put in any room in the home and are often turned off and on with remote control. They make life so much easier for those who love bright colours and are a fantastic way to control the mood.
They are also a great option for people who can’t be bothered getting off the couch to turn off the lights when the film starts or their going to bed. What’s even better is that smart light features can be connected to smart home devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. A smart home is an efficient home!
Use bright colour schemes
Similar to using bright accessories, you should also aim to choose brighter colour schemes for your home. In rooms that get little to no natural light at all, consider choosing themes with pastel colours and different shades of white. In turn, this will brighten the room and provide the illusion that there is more light than what meets the eye. We love this idea and are sure you will too!
Even if your home isn’t as bright as you’d like it to be, there are still ways to maximise the brightness of your home. Follow these tips and make the golden hours last that little bit longer.